James Little

James Little, PhD

James Little is a postdoctoral researcher on the KREAS Project, working at the Centre for Irish Studies. Author of Samuel Beckett in Confinement: The Politics of Closed Space (Bloomsbury, 2020), his research can also be found in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Text and Performance Quarterly, the Journal of Beckett Studies, Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui, the Irish University Review and Litteraria Pragensia. His second monograph, The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Not I / Pas moi, That Time / Cette fois and Footfalls / Pas, is available from Bloomsbury and University Press Antwerp (2021) as part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. With Cóilín Parsons and Christina Morin, he is editor of the book series Global Perspectives in Irish Literary Studies (Bloomsbury Academic).

Selected recent publications

‘Samuel Beckett’s Remembrance of Texts Past: Shakespeare, Proust, and Joyce in Not I and That Time, Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 31:62 (2021). https://doi.org/10.14712/2571452X.2021.62.5

‘Decomposing the Asylum in Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies: Genetic Criticism and the Author’, Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Litteraria Polonica, 1.60 (2021), 65–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.18778/1505-9057.60.04.

‘“Not There”: “Dark Matter” in Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls’, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 17.3 (2021), 373–386, doi: 10.1080/14794713.2021.1874162.

‘Reframing the Politics of Performance at 14 Henrietta Street: ANU’s Living the Lockout and Company SJ’s Fizzles’, Text and Performance Quarterly (2020), 40.4, 343–363. doi: 10.1080/10462937.2020.1852303.

‘Quare Memory in Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy’, Irish University Review, 50.2 (2020), 289–303.

‘Inhuman Habitations: Samuel Beckett’s Imagination Dead Imagine and All Strange Away’, Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui, 32.2 (2020), 239–254.

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